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Albert AYRES

Regimental number711
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNeeston Street, Tenneriffe, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 4.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Ayres, The Coombe, Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 7, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/12/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll711A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Discharge date9 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Suevic', 21 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917; marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, 26 August 1917. Transferred to 25th Bn Details, 1 September 1917; marched into 5th Training Bn, Fovant, 7 November 1917. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 8 January 1918; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 9 January 1918; moved into the field, 11 January 1918; taken on strength of 25th Bn, 15 January 1918.

Wounded in action, 17 July 1918; admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 18 July 1918; transferred to 5th Casualty Clearing Station, 19 July 1918 (gun shot wound; leg); to Ambulance Train, 19 July 1918; transferred from 1st General Hospital, 5 September 1918, to 1st Australian Convalescent Depot; discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, 15 October 1918. Transferred to 9th Bn, 26 October 1918; moved into the field, 3 November 1918; taken on strength of 9th Bn, 10 December 1918; proceeded on leave to United Kingdom, 7 January 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 28 January 1919; moved out from field, 22 May 1919. Proceeded to England, 28 May 1919; moved into No 1 Group, 29 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Takada','18 July 1919; disembarked Brisbane, 7 September 1919. Discharged Brisbane, 9 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, AYRES Albert

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